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Main Title Raising a stink : the struggle over factory hog farms in Nebraska /
Author Johnsen, Carolyn,
Publisher University of Nebraska Press,
Year Published 2003
OCLC Number 51297098
ISBN 0803276176; 9780803276178
Subjects Swine--Nebraska. ; Swine--Economic aspects--Nebraska. ; Pork industry and trade--Nebraska. ; Porc (viande)--Industrie et commerce--Ć¢Etats-Unis.
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EKAM  SF395.8.N2J64 2003 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 06/29/2021
Collation xii, 180 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Bibliogr. pages 149-172. Index.
Contents Notes
"In Nebraska, as in many states across the nation, factory farms housing tens of thousands of hogs have altered the physical, cultural, and economic landscape, and have generated complex and deeply divisive conflicts among family farmers, environmentalists, agri-businesses, and elected officials. A reporter long familiar with the controversy, Carolyn Johnsen draws on a wealth of interviews, archival material, and her own extensive experience as a journalist to present a timely, informative, and balanced account of this complicated and troubling agricultural practice - and to put a human face on its causes and consequences." "Here everyone has a say: farmers and neighbors suffering from proximity to the factory hog farms; pork producers adopting the latest hog confinement technology in the face of fierce opposition; politicians attempting to interpret the "science" and shape public policy in a maelstrom. The result is the story of a struggle for the heart and soul of rural America."--Jacket.